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Snow keeps 'angels' busy

"We offer respite stays, or we will go and visit you in your home, and that would also carry over into the summer," said Wolf-Schreiner. "We're just there to be little angels and help people out."

Since starting the program three winters ago, Kerber said she has seen the number of calls increase dramatically. This year, she believes the influx of calls is due mostly to the spread of word about the program through hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

Wolf-Schreiner said the program is rewarding not only for the seniors who reap the benefits, but also the volunteers who fulfill their requests.

"It just makes you feel so good when you go out and do a good deed," she said.

While the Capital District saw its first heavy snowfall last weekend, Wolf-Schreiner said she expects many more are ahead, which means plenty of work for the Snow Angels.

"We're having a lot of snow this winter, and so volunteers would be great because I have a feeling we're going to be very busy little angels," she said.

To receive Snow Angels assistance or to volunteer, contact Wolf-Schreiner at 783-8695.

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